Syllabus for Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology

Meteorologi och klimatologi

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1ME052
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 35, 2007
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the course the student shall
- have basic knowledge in atmospheric physics and the structure of the atmosphere
- have basic knowledge about atmospheric motions (dynamics)
- have basic knowledge about the earth's climate ant the cause of it
- know about meteorological observations and measurements

Content

Radiation, temperature and wind conditions in the atmosphere. Condensation and precipitation. Air masses and fronts. Low and high pressure areas. Tropical meteorology. Meteorological standard instruments and their accuracy. Cloud classification. Climatology.

Instruction

Lectures and home assignments.

Assessment

Written Examination (6 ECTS) at the end of the course. The home assignments corresponds to 1.5 ESTS. To pass the course both the written examination and the home assignments must be passed.
A student who fails the exam may try again in agreement with the director of study.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 35, 2007

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Bernes, Claes; Holmgren, Pär Meteorologernas väderbok

    Stockholm: Medström, 2006

    Find in the library